The quality of your thinking controls the quality of your life and there is no way around it!
As mentioned many times on this blog before, your outer world is a reflection of your inner world and if you want to change the outer aspects of your life you must first change the inner aspects of your mind.
This brings us to the law of Correspondence that states “so within so without”.
James Allen in his classic book, As A Man Thinketh talks about the quality of your thoughts and the impact they have on your world. BTW I would highly recommend checking out his book and if you do a Google search you should be able to download it for free. Here is a link that tells you more about him. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Allen_%28author%29
My Own Personal Experience Of thinking And The Impact On My Life
When you are surrounded by thoughts of fear, self-doubt and general negativity, it’s amazing how an individual fails to achieve. It’s like no matter what you do in the physical realm you cannot seem to move forward! I have been through this…
On the flip side when you begin to improve the quality of your thinking, fear gets replaced by courage, self-doubt with confidence and negativity with a positive mental attitude, life seems to work and take on a power of its own. Situations begin to improve and alas life works. It’s like the foot on the break has been removed! Also my experience…
I have noted on many occasions the impact of thinking upon my life and have also noted this on others. Successful prosperous and happy people continually think successful prosperous and happy thoughts. Average poverty stricken unhappy people continually think poverty stricken unhappy thoughts and this painfully keeps them stuck!
Is Change Possible?
If you find yourself on a downward spiral and you have come to the realization that perhaps thinking does play some part on the quality of your life, you see the connection and would like to change… The obvious question follows, “is change possible?”
Look, I know from personal experience that it’s not easy. It takes a real desire and effort, strength and persistence to change, to discipline yourself to continually think a new set of thoughts. You need to continually challenge yourself, your thinking and consciously switch your focus.
Ralph Waldo Emerson stated in his famous writings, “you become what you think about all day long” Earl Nightingale in his strangest secret also stated that “you become what you think about” All the greats the authors of meta physics, religion and philosophy have talked about the impact of ones thinking upon their lives.
First you need to accept the power of thought and its influence, then be aware of the thoughts that stay with you throughout the day. You must understand the power of habit and that your negative thinking was formed out of habit, out of thinking the same thoughts over and over again. Next you need to persistently focus on the things you want and try to forget about the things you do not want!
If you can do this, if you can maintain a positive mental attitude for some period of weeks, you will eventually understand the power of habit and more importantly the power of thought. As your life begins to improve and you create improved patterns of thinking, you will understand that change is possible!
I would suggest reading this article a couple of times to really let it sink in. I would then re-read it on a weekly basis to impress upon your mind the power of thought.
I hope you find this helpful and it impacts you as much as it has me.
Thanks for reading,